Membership Exchanges

Membership Has Benefits

Some of the many benefits of a Birch Aquarium membership are membership exchanges. Your membership offers free admission to other local institutions. These exchanges happen for limited times throughout the year so please check back regularly or reach out to our membership team at

Current Membership Exchange Opportunities

The Big Exchange

Currently Postponed for 2020

The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at 35 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry for the number of people covered by your membership to the organizations listed below.

Simply head to your favorite participating museum. Once you arrive, tell your guest services representative that you are there for "the Big Exchange," then show your membership card from any museum on the list for complimentary reciprocal admission. Learn more.

Past Membership Exchanges

These exchanges are often annual so please check back to see if we are doing them again. 

Free Admission to Wave Waterpark 

July 1-31, 2019

Birch Aquarium members receive one free admission to the Wave Waterpark in Vista, CA. Show your aquarium membership card at the waterpark ticket booth to receive the offer. Please be sure to check their hours and events before you visit. 

Members with family memberships will receive complimentary admission for up to two adults and four children under 18 years old. Members with dual memberships will receive complimentary admission for up to two persons (one adult and the second person can be an adult or child).

Living Coast Discovery Center Membership Exchange

January 2-31, 2020

Birch Aquarium members receive free admission to the Living Coast Discovery Center January 2-31, 2020. This zoo/aquarium features animals native to the Southern California Coastline. Show your aquarium membership card at the Living Coast Discovery Center ticket Booth to receive this offer. 


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